I didn’t talk to a single person who thought a special session was on the table in the days before it actually happened. Did you see the special session coming at all? You’re always aware that there’s a possibility of a special session. The question is, what triggers a special?Read More »
Jockeying for Senate leadership positions has begun, and one incumbent member of the Republican’s le...
Arizona high schoolers who can’t name at least one branch of government, define the United States as...
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The new Department of Child Services is asking for an additional $27.6 million for fiscal year 2016 ...
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When the Republican-dominated Legislature stood firm against Gov. Jan Brewer this year, she pushed back like never before.Read More »
How did you pull off that coup (on Medicaid expansion)? (Laughs) I don’t think there was a coup, although that’s a funny term. At the end of the day I think that the leadership on the Republican side tried to overplay the hand they had.Read More »
How shocked were you that the governor pushed for Medicaid expansion at the State of the State? And are you surprised that she accomplished that? I’m going to admit I’m not shocked at all. The reason being is, when I first came in as leader, we set out to meet with [Brewer] to go over and have a chance to talk with her, and in our discussions, of course naturally the conversation of Medicaid came out…Read More »
On a scale of one to 10, 10 being the most effective, how do you rank your effectiveness as Senate president? I won’t give myself a numerical grade. I will say there are things I thought we did well, that I did well as the leader.Read More »
Sen. Don Shooter is scheduled for arraignment in Yuma Municipal Court July 23 on three misdemeanor charges after barging into a school classroom in March and confronting a teacher, according to court records.Read More »
Critics of the state’s new election law today filed papers to create a political committee that will challenge the legislation through a referendum.Read More »
Sen. Jack Jackson, Jr. has accepted a White House appointment to serve as advisor and liaison for the U.S. State Department. He will resign from the Arizona Senate on July 12.Read More »
Arizona Sen. Don Shooter was charged with three misdemeanors for barging into a Yuma charter school classroom and confronting a teacher.
Yuma City Prosecutor Jay Cairns announced Friday morning that Shooter has been charged with one count each of criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, and disruption of an educational institution.
Peoria police and Child Protective Services are investigating Arizona Sen. Rick Murphy for two cases of alleged sexual abuse of foster children in his home, according to police reports. Police opened the most recent investigation on Saturday after an 18-year-old male in Murphy’s care came forward with reports that the Peoria Republican had been inappropriately touching the teen since January 2007, the report stated.Read More »